Voter Services

Voting

Here is some information on the McHenry Township Ballot referendum for the April 6, 2021 election regarding abolishing the McHenry Township Road District, click below for information

(Educational Material)

(Resolution 121120)

(Ballot)

 

No form of identification is required in order to vote at the polls. New voters who did not provide proof of identity at the time of registration may be required to present identification at the polls.

McHenry Township Property Owners for parcels starting with      09 & 10:

  We are wrapping up the 2020 Appeal Season. If you filed an appeal last September, you should be receiving a Final Notice of Decision sometime in early March, 2021. You may also go to the McHenry county website,  http://publicrecords.co.mchenry.il.us/pa assessments/   to view the decisions and assessor responses.

  Should you see our township vehicles in you neighborhood, please note that we are updating information for the property record cards of properties in you area.


 If you are concerned about renewing the Senior Assessment Freeze, Disabled Veterans and Disabled Persons exemptions, please contact the McHenry County Assessments Office at (815)-334-4290. 


 Please review your property tax bill when you receive it at the beginning of May, 2021. Be sure to verify if you have the homestead exemptions you are entitled to. If you do not, please contact my office.


We are planning a few zoom and Facebook live forums for taxpayers to interact with your Township Assessor. Look for more information to follow.                , 2020 in the Northwest Herald and the notices are being mailed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.  The deadline for appeal is Thursday, October 1, 2020

Please be sure to read your notice for important information such as:

  • Market Value
  • Assessed Value
  • Exemptions
  • Filing Deadline Date
  • McHenry Township Contact Information

IN PERSON ASSESSMENT APPEAL ASSISTANCE WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please call our office at (815) 385-0175 or email assessor@mchenrytownship.com to schedule an appointment.  We may be able to walk you through your appeal process over the phone and an appointment may not be necessary.  Should we determine you need to meet with an Assessor, business hour appointments will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

September 2, 4, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 & 30, 2020.

Extended hours for appointments will be scheduled as listed below:

Tuesday, September 8, 15, 22 & 29

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday, September 3, 10, 17, 24

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 12 & 26

9:00 am to 1:00 pm


As it appears we will be limiting public contact for a while longer, I want to provide information on exemptions that you may have questions about.

Early Voting

Any voter who requests “Early Voting” or a “Vote By Mail Ballot” MAY NOT go to the polls on Election Day and revoke the ballot he originally requested. The law prohibits any voter who has been issued  a Vote-By-Mail or Early Voting ballot from appearing at his precinct polling place and requesting another ballot.

Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26, 2021 –  9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Monday, March 29, 2021 through Friday, April 2, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 3, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday, April 4, 2021 – 9:00 AM t o 2:00 PM

Monday, April 5, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Illinois General Election

The consolidated election will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Election Day Polling Hours: 6 am to 7 pm

Find your precinct or polling place.

Find sample ballots.

Voter Registration is Open Year Round

Voter Registration is open on Election Day at any precinct.

Grace Period registration and voting has now been extended through Election Day which allows voters to update their information and vote at the same time.

If you are a Township resident you may register to vote at the McHenry Township Office during regular business hours prior to Election Day.

  • Must be a US citizen;
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day; 17 years of age to vote in a General Primary if individual will be 18 as of the following General Election;
  • Must have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
McHenry Township Voter Services

VOTER REGISTRATION (New Online Option)

Registering to vote has never been simpler. You can register online, in person at the McHenry Township office or you can download registration forms and then register through the mail. Applying online takes less than one minute. Read the instructions carefully and be prepared to provide certain personal information.

Go to the Illinois Online Voter Registration Application website for an online voting registration application.

Vote-by-Mail Ballot

  1. Download the “Application for Vote By Mail Ballot” from the County Clerk’s website.
    1. E-mail application to: mchenryelection@co.mchenry.il.us
    2. Or mail to: McHenry County Clerk, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098
  2. Call the McHenry County Clerk’s office at 815-334-4242 if you have any questions.
    As a safeguard to Vote By Mail voting the following provisions are in effect:
    • A candidate whose name is on the ballot is prohibited from assisting a physically disabled voter unless the candidate is the spouse, parent, brother or sister of the voter. Also, no one other than the voter shall deposit the ballot in the mail.
    • A Vote By Mail ballot may be delivered “in person” to THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE by either the voter or by a spouse, parent, child, brother or sister of the voter. If the ballot is delivered by any of the aforesaid persons written authorization from the voter must also be provided. A ballot may also be delivered to the Clerk’s office by an authorized delivery service.
    • A voter who was issued a Vote By Mail ballot may surrender the unvoted ballot on Election Day at the polling site and vote in person.

INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER TO VOTE BY MAIL MUST PROVIDE SUFFICIENT PROOF OF IDENTITY.

Any person who registered by mail, who has never voted in McHenry County before, and is requesting a Vote By Mail ballot through the mail, must provide sufficient proof of identity to allow the election authority to verify the voter’s identity prior to the mailing of a ballot; or the voter may vote “in person” at the McHenry County Administration Building, Rm. 107, with one exception: any voter who is voting under the provisions of the uniformed and overseas citizen absentee voting act who registered by mail may vote by mail.

Further information may be obtained by calling 815-334-4242 or the Illinois State Board of Election at 217-782-4141 in Springfield or 312-814-6440 in Chicago.  https://www.elections.il.gov/